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. >>> you're watching the station that works for you. >> they won't let us stay. they are going to make us sit in traffic. >> one and down the east coast vacation plans in chaos as hurricane earl continues to churn in the atlantic. good evening. i'm kelley swoop. the latest data is just coming in. let's get right to wyatt with the latest. >> hot off the press. here is the word. earl a little stronger threatening the united states and midatlantic coast. that would be us. let's look at this. still a category four. now with winds the highest we have seen, sustained at 140 miles an hour. this is a large hurricane and very powerful. you can see it starting to turn northward and still projected to come right up the united states east coast. impact the outer banks before it passes close to maryland, virginia and delaware. in fact right up to the virginia border now. it's a hurricane warning in effect. a hurricane watch still for ocean city and delaware beaches and a tropical storm warning for maryland and delaware. beach forecast for people headed down there this three day weekend. e
tells us tonight, that probably is a much broader threat in baltimore. >> something that weighs people's minds every day. the fires on calhoun and kerri last night certainly caught their attention, but there is not much residents that live near vacant homes can do about it. they're calling on the city it do more to keep them safe. >> could what happened in west baltimore last night happen in east baltimore some other night? people who live along east north avenue say it already has, there have been several fires in vacant homes here. >> i heard that on the news last night, and it is like it shook me because it could have been me. >> eleanor anderson moved into a rooming house here about two months ago. she is recovering from drug addiction trying to find a job. in fact, she says years ago when she was using drugs she lived with several other people in an abandoned home. >> real scary, you know. i just took one day at a time. i mean, i just prayed and god just kept me safe in there. >> drug use, candles for light and heat, the risks for fire were numerous, and they still are. even thoug
here? >> reporter: the victim's mom spoke to us briefly off camera saying her daughter had divorced the man found with her but he became homeless and she was helping him temporarily. he is the father have the youngest child and she says he has a history of a bad temper. but at this point police have not named him as a suspect. now four kids from high school age to as young as 6, are missing, perhaps the most important person in their life. >> just to see him sobbing like that. to just know he doesn't have a mother, umm. sad, yeah, it's sad. . >> reporter: now the fire was contained to that apartment but there was some minor damage throughout the building and tonight the red cross is assisting 9 families. we're live in ellicott city, cheryl connor, abc 2 news. >>> thanks cheryl. the maryland man who was the subject of a policeman hunt after they said he tried to kill his ex-girlfriend is behind bars tonight. joshua prince of montgomery county surrendered to pennsylvania authorities late this afternoon, it all started at an apartment complex just after 7:00 this morning in north bethe
to the weekend. cool start. we are down to the mid60s. 50s out to the west. most of us wake um tomorrow in the low 50s. winds dying down. it's a less breezy day tomorrow. early look at the hour by hour forecast. we are back back no the upper 70s. little mildler but still dry. the chance for rain comes back into sunday. we will break that down and talk about the -- look at the second half of the weekend. >> all right. thank you. we are just four days from the per primary. the state senate race and the 46th district appears to be a lot tighter than anyone expected. the district includes the city's waterfront, canton, all the way around to brooklyn and curtis bay. voter its have a choice between youth and experience. >> reporter: that's right. george has represented the district in baltimore since 1981. his opponent bill ferguson has just graduated in 2005 from college. >> educational. >> reporter: he was born in 1982. the same year his opponent was elected to the senate. ferguson said he knew his age and experience would be an issue so he has tried to turn into an advantage. >> our cit
of us can change a light bulb but we can also move a bus and give hope. >> thoughts wow and i'm cry age lot because it's fun hitting as before i said i was still in shock, now it's hitting. >> we were all tied up watching them give baltimore two hours of great tv. many watched extreme makeover home edition at home. others came out here to notre dame press for a viewing party. >> meant a lot to me and my family. we were impressed about program. >> here is the situation. bit of a storm has blown? . >> reporter: it showed what we can do with a stopwatch, with weather against us, we saw tears and rain, hugs and quakes, in the end it's always about the hope. >> i am so happy and thrilled right now with what the show is showing. we couldn't be happier and just so proud and privileged we had the experience we did and we have a house. if you swept a broom, put a chair in place, painted a wall this show was about you. it gives us hope for a brighter future. girls hope, boy's hope thank you for maybing us feel good about ourselves. >> great show. even the show -- the story doesn't end tonigh
on doubt tape used on kristi. >> fiber evidence is what i think is important. >> reporter: there was more, incriminati incriminating pornography found on his computers the pictures he was looking at home was mirroring that he was doing to his victims. >> male dominating the victim. >> reporter: how disappointing was it that it was their own? >> to go to the victims and say it was one of my own that did this to you it's pretty devastating. >> reporter: sergeant jeff pelo went on trial in may 2008 the most damaging testimony came from his victims. >> i do think his biggest mistakes he chose the wrong women to assaults. the women he survived his attacks were willing to stand up and say what happened. >> reporter: after six weeks the jury returned a damning verdict, guilty on 35 counts of rape, kidnapping and stalking. 25 of those countries for the attack on sarah. he was sentenced to 440 years, one of the longest sentences in illinois history. >> i thought it was important to have this -- to have him be accountable. >> reporter: pelo's wife. >> i felt badly for the victims. i really do. but
. >> terrific to have them here, it gives us all an opportunity to see both of the good teams. >> thousands did show up to cheer on their favorite maryland team right down to the wire. >> to the wide side. he did not make it, dobbs. >> reporter: that stop made navy's game, they the terps walked away with a 17-14 win fans walked away happy. >> it was a close game, thought navy had it but the terps came back in and screamed up. >> preston mitchum, abc the news. >> those interpret pans will be encouraged to walk with friends when they get back to college park after another attack on a student near campus. the assault this weekend is the latest in a string. cheryl conner joins us after talking with students. >> reporter: students have reported three separate incidents, campus police encourage them to walk in groups but even several students have been assaultd at one time. college students often feel invincible buttery sent attacks around college park make them vulnerable. >> it shows you you're never really safe. >> reporter: shannon palmer hangs out with her roommate at work so they don't have to
and community. this is the time for us to show strong in our faith and trust in god and to be god's vehicle to minister to the needs of the people. >> they just leaped across the street. just leaped across the street. i don't have anything. it's all gone. it's all gone. >> reporter: you have family though? >> i lost my cat. i don't know where my cat is. >> reporter: i wanted them to tell you their own story, being a reporter out here i couldn't have said it any way better than them just saying. a lot of folks lost homes here tonight. some didn't have insurance. i talked to the pastor of the church and she said they took them in and they are feeding them and have a place to stay for them. the red cross is there. it's just a sad scene. >> i know that you covered a lot of fires over the years. what made this different? >> reporter: well it was the wind. i have covered one of the biggest ones was a 12 alarm fire. that was years ago. it was in west baltimore. what made this different is that the wind just picked up all the sudden. next thing i was talking to the police officer looking at the
joins us with the numbers. >> reporter: next week the baltimore city health department will begin the series of community meetings on avoiding bedbugs. the number of reported cases has multiplied by size since just last year. >> most of us heard that old childhood saying "don't let the bedbugs bite" and fortunately they never did. but that's changing. the blood sucking reddish insects have found more and more homes in baltimore city, 446 to be exact, in 2010. that's up from 83 last year. they leave behind red marks on the skin. to combat the problem the city will hold a series of public meetings starting with the question"what are bedbugs?" >> i don't really know. i guess really freey. >> reporter: they are curious about the creatures after they turned up in a library, they fume gaited all branches in the system after they were tucked inside a book. material from the book drop and carts from the building's circulation room have been locked inside a truck parked outdoors so the sun can bake the bugs. >> immediately bagged up all the materials that were in any proximity to that book
are gearing up and working to keep the streets safe. the northern district was just u.s. of the police stations hosting a open house tonight. police officers showcased some of their tools and crime fighting techniques. it was a behind the scene event for the people of the community. >>> kelly, very hot day out there. we did have that morning fog. it was thick. it pushed us up to record highs today for baltimore and maryland. look at some of the numbers. 97 degrees. 95 at the air force. 96 downtown. it still feels like the mid 80s out there tonight. we're still talking about heat index two days into fall. more fall like forecast tomorrow. a breezy day as well. and then much cooler than that as we go for the second half of the weekend. we'll break down your sunday. >>> thanks. good music, lots of food, and a fun time all to high pressure out a friend caught in a middle of a tragedy. today folks came out for a concert benefiting emily kerstetter. he's the teener severely injured in a bombing in uganda. the family still needs help. >> we don't know what her prognosis is. we don't know if s
's not the same as it used to be where you would just send in a resume and somebody would contact you. you don't even hear from anybody. >> reporter: secretary solis says 90,000 jobs have been created over the past 8 months, but congress needs to be more supportive of small businesses. >> the real incentive is to create jobs, tax breaks for small businesses. entrepreneurs who actually hire people. the federal government doesn't hire people it's small businesses and those businesses that know that that's the engine of growth. >> reporter: and debbie reed has create a small business she teaches a coupon place to help people save money. her mom went back to school. being unemployed has led both of them to tap into some untouched skills. cheryl connora connor, abc news. they are >> the president is scheduled to stop in cleveland on wednesday where he'll unveil more proposals for economic recovery. >>> abc 2 news wants to help you get back to work log on to our web site at abc2news.com and click on the back to work tab under the money section. there you'll find information on searching for wo
agriculture trial russ and kim heard of avington are trying to end the use of cell phones behind the wheel. cheryl connor joins us more on what is becoming a national campaign. >> reporter: christian, heather hurd was killed when a driver slapped into her car when he was texting. naturally her parents want people to put away their cell phones behind the wheel. their case has grabbed the attention of u.s. secretary layla today and her father will speak in washington. you can barely see her car, she was a passenger in the blue vehicle when the drive have a tractor-trailer caused a chain reaction crash on a highway in florida. heather's parents were visiting her in the orlando area, she worked for disney fulfilling a lifelong dream sand she was recently engaged. on january 3rd, 2008, the family was set to peta wedding planner. >> and basically we went from planning a wedding to three hours later planning a funeral. >> it took about three hours to find out if their daughter was alive. finally, the dreaded phone call, and word that shattered a family. soon after the crash they learned the drive
. this is live for everybody to see tomorrow. we've got meteorologist jacob from weather bug here. tell us about the storm tracker. >> we have a mobile weather tracking unit that includes a hd camera, an mom at the, rain gauge and temperature censer. we're basically able to drive pup on the board walk and get data. >> he had to fight everybody off to get the keys to come by himself. >> reporter: we have a bet going on here. how high do you think the wind gusts will get tomorrow? >> i think we'll see wind gusts up to 62 miles per hour. you said 58. >> reporter: that's what we've got going on here. the wind is picking up a little bit. it's a matter of fact the storm itself is going to get cranking up as we head through day break tomorrow. high tide, close to 4:00. then we're talking about that issue with the closest path around sunrise. we'll get more coming up in just a bit. right now, kelly back to you in the studio. >> earl continues moving up the eastern seaboard. as we all though, storms like this are unpredictable. everyone at the shore are taking off all necessary precautions. crises, what
widespread use of metal detectors here at johns hopkins. the frightening news came shortly after 11:00. >> sounded chaotic, no one knew what was going on. >> reporter: thousands of hospital employees told there had been a shooting on the 8-t floor of the medical building, they locked themselves in not knowing where the gunman might beheaded. >> it's scary just knowing that someone is on the outside on a rampage. with a gun in a hospital where we're supposed to be protected. >> we contacted our mother, she had to hang the phone up abruptly -- >> it was only after securing the area and sending in s.w.a.t. teams that police learned the gunman, 50-year-old paul par advertise, had already shot himself and his mother inside of her hospital room. before that he had shot dr. david komen who had been informing him about his mother's condition. they initially thought it was warren davis. >> mr. davis removed a small semiautomatic handgun from his waist area, waistband area, and fired a single gunshot that struck the doctor in the lower chest/upper abdomen. >> reporter: cohen was rushed to sur
.m. on the steps of the county courthouse. most retail spots are vacant. the county believes the best use for the space would be for a hotel or some type of mixed- use development. >>> a beautiful day out there rosy. it was a lil breezy for a while but that wind has died off and now we're left with just a cool night. some spots by daybreak we could be talking about 40s, we're already in the 40s up in york but i think most of central maryland is going to be dropping pretty sharply through the rest of the night too. winds are pretty much diminished now to 5 miles per hour out of the north. so it's a school breeze under a crystal clear sky across the entire east coast. so whether weather looking very nice again tomorrow. talking about mostly sunny conditions, about a 30-degree warm up from our morning lows eventually up to about 78 late in the day. the rest of the week wild changes as we go into the first days of fall. it won't really feel like it. details coming up. rosy? >> local ties to a global child porn investigation resulting in thousands of arrests and hundreds of convictions. abc 2
there. you had to love it. great weather was certainly the story out there for us today. let's get you right into the map. 74 downtown right now. 54, though, up in york. this time of year you see a big difference between the kind of weather we get in the downtown areas and the outlying areas and certainly that's true as you head toward the maryland, pnz line. take a look off to the west. we have active weather brewing. a few clouds are drifting in. our chances for train begin to go up late in the day tomorrow. here is a look at your hour by hour forecast. 80 by noon, warm, a day for increasing clouds and late scattered showers, rain that we could use around here. we hope that we get that tomorrow night. what does the weekend look like? we'll talk about that straight ahead. >>> tonight's broadcast, police has one suspect in custody but the search continues for a second suspect in a late afternoon robbery that led to shots fired. it all unfolded just steps from a high school soccer field and as the shots rang out, the coach found himself being a hero not once, but twice. we have this sto
. >> reporter: after searching through and using thermal imaging they found in evidence anyone was inside or hurt. the building inspectors are still trying to determine the cause of the collapse. >> not a wash out around the area but definitely a lot more rain than we are used to. some parts of the area even had tornado warnings. the big question, how much longer will it stay around? wyatt is here with the look at the forecast. >> reporter: much needed rain and we were happy to see it to a point. the problem is we had more than we needed in many areas prompting flash flood warnings. now a watch that will go through tomorrow morning. let's break it down. first show you that again most of central maryland. basically from frederick down to southern maryland under a flood watch and the counties along the bay on the western shore facing a coastal flood advisory. the most powerful radar. we are tracking more rain in out of 9 south but the heaviest on the eastern shore where there is not a flood watch and that will be pushing up into new jersey. the five sweep mode on the radar just not a lot i
. >> problem for us is the combination of the high winds, soaked ground. >> reporter: the canopy will act like a sail on a sailboat and with gusts expected to approach 50 miles an hour trees will come down, some bringing power lines. >> we are certain we will have thousands of outages. . >> reporter: a storm like this brings more problems in the city. it's placed sandbags downtown in the dock area giving businesses the chance to protect themselves if the water comes up. it's happened several times over the years at a bar and grill. they will put out some of the sandbags before the storm hits. >> may be a pain in the but but if it saves the stone or whatever you have its work it. >> reporter: the rain won't help but in annapolis they say the worry is at high tide especially if the storm blows in the east pushing water into the city. >> we will have to wait and see which way the wind blouse. >> reporter: the utility is putting its people and equip american in place to respond quickly once the storm blows out of the area. >> we have line of sight on out of state crews, should we need to pull
. may get rain and probably could use more. let's take a look. quiet and pretty night out there. the stadium, the purple glow baby. yeah. just a little brighter this evening for whatever reason. 63 degrees. 78% humidity. winds calm. it's a quiet night weather wise it's about as quiet as you get out there. nice day in parksville. blue skies generally the run. kind of a nice sapphire sky pushing toward sunset. getting earlier and earlier these days. 7:20 in the evening. then teak you out to carol county. deep blue skies. want to show you some of the numbers today. neighborhood by neighborhood. not a widespread. norrisville 79. about the hottest spot on the map. out towards fredricks and clarksville. upper 80's there. less than a ten degrees range. most of us were in those mid to low mid80's around the baltimore area. temperature wise 63 baltimore, 66 wilmington and 55 cool degrees in work right now. there will be cool spots come daybreak. hanging on into a warm night. on the whole the numbers today, couple degrees above average. cool era long the bay. annapolis and cambridge in th
stimulated us to understand that in front of our church is good and then we have to go to the corners, we have to go to the side streets, and just continue to create an attitude of safety. >> reporter: work that goes beyond a day's work. because just one day later, eastern district major melvin russell had to take down a pair of shoes hanging from a tree. a common signature by the criminal element that means trouble will be back again. police warn there will always be push back when a troubled corner like this one is cleaned up. the community just needs to push harder. >> yesterday they cleaned it up and i'm glad. >> you hope it lasts a while. >> yeah, i hope so. like i said, like i said, it's for all the children because he got to grow up, a whole lot of kids got to grow up. >> reporter: she hopes the park lasts, important for her grandchildren, important for the community, a community now avenging a murder by taking back one corner at a time. >> we're convinced we're going to prevail because in spite of the criminal element, i still believe people want to do what's right. i still believ
kuebler joins us now to explain police may have found more than just one lieutenant. >> reporter: the images were sharp and able to help police make an arrest within hours of reracing the home video surveillance. a camera system the victim says may prove for himself and possibly others a very worthy investment. the target was this home along brown browns bridge road in highland. unassuming at first glance it's how the owner would like it. until you get closer. this is one of four security cameras he installed just weeks ago after the first time he was burglarized. cameras, police say, that caught jeremy hall clear as day. >> i just got the fen call about an hour ago and it was really great news. i feel a lot better. >> the owner of the home would rather stay off camera instead letting the images of his new home security system speak for itself. he was hoping when it he handed it over to police it would help. little did he know it would be mere hours after he released it to the media that hall would be picked up and booked. >> i thought i would never find anything but of course i
track pulling it further and further away from us. that is good news. it'll eventually get wrapped up into the northern territories of canada there and become just a big rain maker well north into the atlantic. as we check out the watches and warnings left not many. they are mainy tropical storm watches, it's worth recapping. just one last time a look at the size and scope and power of what was once a category four hurricane but as so often happens as it worked in to the northern cooler waters, juror around the virginia knock north carolina border. you may be thinking about what's behind earl right now? the answer not much. we have fiona but it's just a tropical low. when you get the powerful hurricanes coming through tends to churn up cooler water and make agriculture a hard time for storms behind the big storms to get strong. its cooler air on the march. that's what we will notice. breezy conditions. you can see the cool air on the march. 65 cincinnati. that's coming in through the day tomorrow. overnight, 65 partly chady. tomorrow through the day muchl key day. 78, and quite a bit
's home when she stopped breathing. cheryl connor joins us after speaking exclusively with his father. >> he said he knew his daughter wasn't feeling so well, so the girl slept in his bead last night. he is exhausted from an emotional day but he took a few minutes to publicly thank the man who resuscitated his daughter. there is no question brook bane is daddy's little girl. she is allan bane's only child and early tuesday morning methot he lost her. panic set in when brook was struggling for air and quit breathing. >> people have back start goin' and chest compressions. soon as i started that a police officer came. >> reporter: corporal luke ring letter was just a minute away from the pasadena home. the call from dispatch was not good. >> it came in as a death. none responsive man not breathing. >> he says he was at the right place at the right time but john leopold said he did something extraordinary. as the father of two young kids the officer says it was tough to put his emotions aside while performing cpr. >> you just rely on your training and try to react appropriately and do wh
applause. she joins me live now. you've had a busy day. tell us what you've been up to. >> i've gone to 40 polls. >> 40? >> maybe more. interacted with the citizens of baltimore city and i had a very enjoyable day. >> reporter: the turn out around the city seems to be low. are you concerned? would you have rather had a greater turnout, given that people know you, are you concerned that it's low turnout today? >> i'm always concerned even when i'm not running at a low voter turnout because i think voting is very important. and i've been emphasizing to people that voting is the great equalizer. bill gates may have $60 billion but he only has one vote, and so do i, and so do you. so if you want to be equal to anybody, you need to exercise your right to vote. >> what do you do right now? are you waiting for the numbers to come in like everybody else? is that all you can do. >> yeah. we're waiting for the official numbers to be released. but we have some numbers ourselves and we're very confident. >> what makes you feel so confident about the numbers you have right now? >> well, you know, it sh
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